The Electronics Manufacturing Productivity Facility (EMPF) was established in 1984 to aid the electronics industry in improving electronics manufacturing processes required in the manufacture of military systems.
The EMPF serves as a corporate residence of expertise in electronics manufacturing. The EMPF’s principal goals are to: improve responsiveness to the needs of DoD electronics systems; ensure that deliverables make a significant impact in the electronics manufacturing industry; facilitate the development and transition of technology to the factory floor; and, expand the customer base to a national level. The EMPF offers a great number of electronics manufacturing services and capabilities to the U.S. Navy, DoD, and the U.S. electronics manufacturing industrial base.
The EMPF’s resident technical staff, most of whom have advanced degrees, consists of the nation’s leading electrical engineers, mechanical engineers, materials scientists, chemists, physicists, instructors, and technicians. The EMPF staff is dedicated to the advancement of environmentally safe electronics manufacturing processes, equipment, materials, and practices; flexible electronics manufacturing technologies; and, workforce competency in advanced electronics manufacturing technologies.
The EMPF manages and provides technical expertise to a variety of major ManTech research projects related to Electronics Manufacturing. These projects are designed to ensure that the Navy has the best, most reliable and most affordable weapons systems possible by engaging in manufacturing initiatives that address the entire weapons system life cycle.
Current EMPF research projects include:
- Ice Detector System for CH53K
- Common Module Power Supply
- Radar Affordability
- Manufacturing Process Optimization of Azimuth and Inertial MEM’s (AIM)
With its well-equipped demonstration factory and laboratories, the EMPF can provide on-site advanced analytic, test, demonstration, design, and prototyping capability.
A sampling of equipment and services includes: a Scanning Electron Microscope, a Differential Scanning Calorimeter, Optical Microscopy, Oxide Detection (SERA), Solderability Analysis, Failure Analysis and Micro-sectioning, Contamination Analysis and Ion Chromatography, Ion Conductivity, Environmental Stress Screening, Solderability Restoration and ROSA Cell, Mentor Graphics Design Station, Reverse engineering tools, and a full surface mount, BGA, and advanced packaging production line.
For more information about the EMPF, please visit www.empf.org.